TVCE (NAIROBI) – Kenya’s Deputy President, William Ruto appeared before the International Criminal Court on Tuesday, in an attempt to get the charges against him dropped.
But Prosecutors at the ICC launched their bid to keep alive their post-election violence case against Ruto and his co-accused broadcaster
Joshua Arap Sang after withdrawals of testimony by multiple witnesses,brought it to the brink of collapse.
Lawyers for Ruto Sang argued that loss of six crucial witnesses’ testimony left them without a case, and the duo were just victims of a shoddy investigations hinged on hearsay and speculation…
Prosecuting lawyer says enough evidence remains to convict the pair.
Ruto was accused of stoking ethnic tensions to unleash an orgy of violence that drove their political opponents from their homes after national elections in 2007.
But an adverse ruling against the two will set in motion another round of an adversarial court room contest, with a legal obligation they adduce their exonerating evidence.